Miami (FL) Christopher Columbus high Deon Bush has always envisioned himself playing in the NFL one day. Whether he realizes that dream will depend on how he develops on the collegiate level. When vetting the coaches of the programs on his list, one major criterion is how they might help with that development. Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison passed the test with flying colors.
"This is someone who has coached Ed Reed an all-pro safety," said Bush. "I see that is where I want to get to…The NFL. He was the Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Michigan picking him up makes a big difference. As I said, he has coached players in a place that I am trying to be at. Coach talked to me about how much he wants me at Michigan and how I fit in. He said he is recruiting me at corner."
While Mattison's presence is a major feather in the Wolverines' cap, he is not the only reason for Bush's favorable view of the Maize & Blue.
"I have interest in Michigan because they have great tradition and everyone looks at Michigan as a premier program," he said. "I want a school that has good academics and a solid graduation rate. I also want to be in a good football program. I am looking to get out on the field early and make an impact. Michigan has been talking to me a lot so I am building a good relationship with them."
The same can also be said for a number of Bushes other suitors as well. The Sunshine State star is making it a point to try to forge connections with as many programs as possible.
"Recruiting is going great," stated Bush. "Getting recruited by all the coaches is great. I feel very good about the process I feel like I deserve this for the hard work I always put in. While everyone is sleep I am up working, trying to get better. My start time is five in the morning."
All that preparation contributes greatly to the overwhelming confidence Bush exudes every time he steps on the football field.
"I bring swagger to the program," he stated. "I am very confident in what I can do on the field. I play very physical I am a leader on the field. I try and make everyone better and to be a benefit to my team."
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Bush in the coming weeks and months.